By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Current study results on Bone Research have been published. According to news reporting originating from Evanston, Illinois, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Surface-enhanced spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SESORS) is a label-free vibrational spectroscopy that has the potential for in vivo imaging. Previous SESORS experiments have been limited to acquiring spectra using SERS substrates implanted under the skin or from nanoparticles embedded in tissue."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Northwestern University, "Here we present SESORS measurements of SERS active nanoparticles coated with a Raman reporter molecule (nanotags) acquired, for the first time, through bone. We demonstrate the ability of SESORS to measure spectra through various thicknesses (3-8 mm) of bone. We also show that diluted nanotag samples (similar to 2 x 10(12) particles) can be detected through the bone. We apply a least-squares support vector machine analysis to demonstrate quantitative detection."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "It is anticipated that these through-bone SESORS measurements will enable real-time, non-invasive spectroscopic measurement of neurochemicals through the skull, as well as other biomedical applications."
For more information on this research see: Seeing through Bone with Surface-Enhanced Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013;135(46):17290-17293. Journal of the American Chemical Society can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Journal of the American Chemical Society - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/jacsat)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting B. Sharma, Northwestern University, Dept. of Biomed Engn, Evanston, IL 60208, United States. Additional authors for this research include K. Ma, M.R. Glucksberg and R.P. Van Duyne (see also Bone Research).
Keywords for this news article include: Evanston, Illinois, Nanoparticle, United States, Bone Research, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America
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